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Smithson Valley High School Graduate Caleb Mosley
Caleb Mosley graduated from Smithson Valley High School this year and is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Human Rights at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
depth and complexity symbols for kindergarteners
Kindergarteners in Comal ISD explored "depth and complexity" during their second week of school. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School teacher
Mrs. Sepeda, a teacher at Bill Brown Elementary School, models ways to think through a story for her remote learners. Twitter image.
Morena Hockley
Morena Hockley, whose two boys attend Canyon High School, tells KENS 5 reporter Henry Ramos that Comal ISD Board of Trustees President David Drastata used racist language in an email that reffered to COVID-19 as 'the China virus.'
Mountain Valley Middle School Boys Athletics
Mountain Valley Middle School makes sure its athletes stay hydrated on hot August days. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School techers
Pre-K and kindergarten teachers welcome students to first day dropoff.
Canyon Lake Broadcasting
Canyon Lake Hawks take on their arch-rival nemesis, the Wimberley Texans Friday night. The football game will livestream on Youtube.
Ashley Martinez Art class
Comal ISD Art Teacher Ashley Martinez prepares her classroom for virtual students. Twitter image.
Morena Hockley
Morena Hockley, second from left, is the mother of two Comal ISD Canyon High School soccer players and says some parents are afraid to speak out about an email from the high school's athletic booster club president calling COVID-19 the "China virus." (Back row, l-r) Dominic Hockley, Morena Hockley, Andy Hockley (who is Filipino-American), Juliana Hockley and Christian Hockley. Front row: Massimo Hockley.
Mountain Valley Elementary student
A second-grader at Mountain Valley Elementary School said he was nervous when he started school today but was ready for nachos by lunchtime. Twitter image.
Mountain Valley Middle School classroom
Raymond Amaro, who teaches seventh-grade history at Mountain Valley Middle School in Canyon Lake, said his classroom is ready for the first day of school tomorrow. Twitter image.
Smithson Valley High School English teachers Holly Leach and Carol Jackson
The day before classes start in Comal ISD, Smithson Valley High School English teachers Holly Leach and Carol Jackson gather personal protection equipment (PPE) and supplies to protect their students and themselves from COVID-19. Twitter image.
comal isd school bus
Twitter image.
Canyon Lake Kids Academy
One employee at Canyon Lake Kids Academy has tested positive for COVID-19 since March. No children tested positive. Facebook image from July.
canyon lake girls volleyball
Members of Canyon Lake High School's girls volleyball team. Twitter image.
mountain valley middle school flight school
Mountain Valley Middle School students attend Flight School. Twitter image from Aug. 19.
Smithson Valley Rangers
A Smithson Valley high school Ranger attends a strength-and-conditioning camp on Aug. 13. Twitter image.
Canyon Lake High School cheer squad
Canyon Lake High School Cheer Camp in August. Twitter image.
Mountain Valley Middle School Music Team
The music will play on for Mountain Valley Middle School's music team, thanks to personal protective equipment donated by the Texas Education Agency. Twitter image.
Family Fest
Spidey might not be there for this year's Family Fest, but (l-r) CRRC Rec Center Director Stephanie Gonzalez, Director Andi Taliaferro and Woodmen Life Insurance's Amy Adams will pick up where the superheroes left off.
CHS cougar bnd
CISD Canyon High School resumed band camps today after a student who was last on campus on Aug. 6 tested positive for COVID-19. Twitter image of the 2018-19 Cougar Band.
Back-to-school shots
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Comal County's Office of Public Health is open by appointment only 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and through lunch from Aug. 17-28, by calling 830-221-1150. Youtube image.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Comal ISD opened its Instrctional Delivery Option (IDO) Verification Process this morning, Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim said in an email to parents. Twitter Image.
Mountain Valley Middle School Hawks
Athletes must wear a face mask when they are not actively working out, including entering and exiting the camp.
Parents protest reopening of Comal ISD schools
Olivia Weisinger, left, and Shannon Drichta protest the reopening of Comal ISD campuses while standing in front of the historic Comal County courthouse. Drichta also spoke out at last Thursday's Commissioners Court.
comal isd covid-19 supplies
Gloves, disposable and reusable face coverings, face shields, hand sanitizer and other supplies are prepared for transport to Comal ISD campuses. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
goodwin elementary
All Comal ISD campuses will be outfitted with plexiglass in their front offices and cafeterias. Image of Goodwin Elementary courtesy of Comal ISD.
comal isd teacher wearing mask
Parents must decide by Aug. 11 whether they prefer remote learning or on-campus instruction. Facebook image from May by Comal ISD.
comal isd online education
The start of the 2020-21 school year will look something like this for hundreds of area schoolchildren. Comal ISD campuses that will remain closed to on-campus instruction are Pieper Ranch Middle School and Indian Springs, Kinder Ranch, Specht and Timberwood Park elementaries. Facebook image by Comal ISD.
comal isd enrollment
Schools are scheduled to reopen on Aug. 25, with the understanding that "normal" now includes proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and students, and a monitoring system for COVID-19 cases.
texas education agency
Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath (standing in front of American flag) yesterday issued guidelines for the upcoming school year. They are supported by Texas officials including Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Facebook image from March 13.
Strength-and-conditioning camps scheduled for July 2 are not affected by the decision.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott on June 17 reappointed Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim to the Texas School Safety Center board, which advises state officials on school safety and security matters.
comal isd curbside meals
Pictured from left are Comal ISD child nutrition specialists Sonia Diaz, Karla Chalico and Rosilinda Martinez who have been delivering meals curbside at Specht Elementary School since March 16.
superhero boy in front of chalkboard
Comal ISD will launch a special website that helps students maintain routines that encourage a focus on academic enrichment. The Summer Learning Opportunities website will include summer reading recommendations, suggested math activities, and other recommended academic practice tasks for students to engage in over the summer break.
Hawks Virtual Awards Banquet
CLHS Principal Kristy Castilleja commended students for their grit during the COVID-19 outbreak, which forced them out of the classroom and into the digital realm during their last year in Comal ISD.
Kyle Biedermann
Robbi and Dan Boone
The Third Annual Robbi and Dan Boone Dinner, originally scheduled for April 25, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Canyon Lake High School Class of 2020
Each graduate will be allotted five guest tickets for the ceremony at Canyon Lake High School stadium.
Frontline Nurses
These Comal ISD registered school nurses have been busy volunteering at a COVID-19 triage call center. From left: Health Services Specialist Kelli Townsend-Brooks, Garden Ridge Elementary's Nichol Burchett, Indiana Springs Elementary's Catriona Salter, and Mountain Valley Middle School's Brandy Bennett. Image by Comal ISD.
Serving school lunches during covid-19
Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Comal ISD 19th Annual Academic Recognition Banquet
The virtual banquet celebrated the academic accomplishments of the district's top-ranking students, their parents and families, and the special educators responsible for their success. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
MVMS Principal Angela Looney
Angela Looney is the new principal at Mountain Valley Middle School. Image courtesy of Mountain Valley Middle School.
school supplies
In May, parents and students will be able to recover personal items they left behind when schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.